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Type: Fully Funded.

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an autonomous research body located in Mumbai, India and founded in 1987 by the Reserve Bank of India to commemorate its golden jubilee. In its role as Deemed University (since 1995) with the highest rating of the accreditation body of India (since 2002), it offers Masters in Economics and integrated M.Phil/Ph.D. programs in Development Studies.

The International Development Research Center (IDRC) was established by an Act of Canada’s Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their challenges. The Center supports emerging researchers to develop skills and generate knowledge and innovation for positive change.

IGIDR is initiating a Capacity building program in Inclusive Development with special focus on labor market and industrial policy, starting from August 2015 – July 2016 academic year, with funding from the International Development Research Center, Canada (IDRC).

Masters Program in Economics (Maximum of 5 Scholarships per academic year, @ INR 10000 per month)

Master of Science in Economics is a two-year program, which imparts students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics, with special emphasis on analytical and problem solving skills as well as exposure to emerging policy issues at the national and international levels. This program involves a successful completion of 15 courses and a Masters thesis on a topic broadly involving Labor Markets and Industrial Policy. It is aimed at all those with necessary quantitative prerequisites who would like to be grounded in economic analysis.

Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Sc. program include one of the following degrees or their equivalents:

  • B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics)/B.Tech./B.E. with at least a second division for Economics discipline and first division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.
  • M.Phil. Program in Development Studies (Maximum of 3 Scholarships per academic year, @ INR 17000 per month)
  • The M.Phil. program is a two year program, designed for those who would like to acquire a certain level of analytical and applied skills but may not be keen on pursuing a Ph.D. degree. It involves successful completion of course work as well as submission of a dissertation on a topic broadly involving Labor Markets and Industrial Policy.

Minimum qualification for admission to the M.Phil and Ph.D. program include one of the following degrees or their equivalents:

  • M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./B.Tech./B.E. with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary or higher level.

Visiting Doctoral Students (Maximum of 3 Fellowships per academic year, @ INR 26000 per month)

Eligibility criteria for applicants include having a Masters degree in any field and be registered for full time Ph.D. on a topic broadly involving Labor Markets and Industrial Policy. Each scholarship is for a maximum period of twelve months during which the candidates will complete at least one major essay of their theses, which would be published as IGIDR working paper after review.

Post-Doctoral Program (Maximum of Two Fellowships, @ INR 50000 per month)

Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for scholars from the target countries, either newly graduated Ph.D. candidates (within two years of successful submission of their dissertations) or junior faculty, who have submitted their Ph.D. dissertations or obtained Ph.D. degrees with an outstanding academic training and record in the broad areas of Economics, and particularly, inclusive development with special emphasis on labor markets and industrial policy. The fellowships would be available for an initial period of one year (and extendable up to a maximum of another year) to those who are preferably within the age limit of 35 years. The grantees will expected to produce at least two working papers per year; they will also be expected to give at least two seminars at IGIDR each year based on the work done by them at IGIDR.

Cost:

All the selected candidates will receive the scholarship/fellowship (as applicable), medical coverage (as applicable), book grants (as applicable), conference travel funding (as applicable) and one round trip economy fare.

Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Type: Fully Funded. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an autonomous research body located in Mumbai, India and founded in 1987 by the Reserve Bank of India to commemorate its golden jubilee. In its role as Deemed University (since 1995) with the highest rating of the accreditation body...
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